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com captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 20th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." double duty on capitol hill today. first the fbi director addresses president trump's explosive accusation that former president obama had trump tower wiretapped. then neil gorsuch heads to the hill. what to expect when the supreme court nominee meets with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. friends and family beg for the return of a tennessee teen begged to have been kidnapped by her teacher. a man police say is arm and
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dangerous. hanging out, wondering if we're going the lose our neighborhood or not. >> an evacuation order. crews are making steady progress in the fire fight. and how sweet it is. south carolina upsets duke, claiming a spot in the sweet 16. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquart headquarters, here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it's a busy day on capitol hill. fbi director james comey is expected to testify before the intelligence committee and senate confirmation hearings begin for president trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning, he na.
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>> good morning, anne-marie. president trump will hold another campaign-style rally, this time in kentucky. this time it's not over fbi director james comey but security director marriage rogers will testify over russia's involvement in the 2016 election as well as president trump's unproven claim that trump tower was bugged. mike rogers takes the hot seat this morning over the 2016 utd presidential election. >> i think there are a few things i'm hoping to hear first, whether americans will be investigated for cooperating or conspiring with russians who interferined with our elections second, the scope of the investigation, and third, a time lite toward resolving it. >> this is over claims that president obama wiretapped trump tower during the 2016 campaign. >> that's a terrible accusation
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to make. of course, it's not true, so let's just grow up. >> they have yesterday to uncover any proof of the president's claim. others are holding out for more information. >> i'd like to first get to the bottom of this before saying what should be done. i don't know the president trump's assertion on this. >> she says we have to goat the bottom. there's nothing at the bomb. >> also at the capitol the first tay of many hearings for supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. they're preparing for a fight, stung after they refused to consider marrick garland. if confirmed he would replace justice antonin scalia who passed away last year. president trump will meet with microsoft cofouchblder bill gates as well as the iraqi prime minister at the white house
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today. anne-marie? >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you, hena. ahead, we'll talk with adam schiff about the president's allegations of wiretapping and the investigation into russia's attempt to influence the presidential election. well, man who drove up to a white house security checkpoint saturday night and told the secret service he had a bomb has been arrested. there was no bomb and he was charged with false bomb threats. earlier saturday a man jumped over a low metal barrier just outside the white house fence. he was arrested for unlawful entry. president trump was not at the white house during either incident. north korea tested a high-performance rocket engine. it's believed north korea is working to develop a nuclear warhead missile capable of reaching the u.s. north korea leader kim jong-un says the text marked a new birth for his rocket test industry. he said he's asking v very
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badly. the test said it showing meaningful advancement in engine function. and the u.s. military released this video. it shows an air strike on an isis headquarter strike in iraq on saturday the building was a hotel in downtown mosul. the battle to recapture mosul began six months ago. well, three u.s. soldiers were wounded sunday when an afghan soldier opened fire at a base in southern afghanistan. the afghan soldier was shot dead. an afghan army spokesman said the soldier had made a mistake and had not fired deliberately. it's been seven days since a former tennessee high school teacher disappeared with a 15-year-old student he allegedly kidnapped. elizabeth thomas was last seen at a restaurant about 45 miles south about a week ago. friends and family have been waiting. >> bring her back or allow her
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to call to let us know she's okay. police say 50-year-old todd cummins is believed to be armed and dangerous. she's one of ten children. friday cummins' wife begged him to come home. >> this is not you. this is not who you are. we can help you get through this. >> another student allegedly said she saw cummins and him kissing in classroom. this morning a colorado wildfire that forced the evacuation of 426 homes is 50% contained. the sunshine fire started sunday morning and is burning west of boulder. they believe the fire may have been caused by people. it's burned more than 50 acres.
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residents who evacuated say they got out fast. >> you're going to die or not die. i wanted to be quick. >> the evacuation yord orders remain in effect. there have been no injuries or homes lost. and there are 16 teams left in march madness. >> they're headed to the sweet 16. >> south carolina stunned duke 88-81, and michigan rallied to upset louisville, 73-69. top sealeded villanova was eliminated but the other top seeds remain. the action resumes thursday here on cbs. seventh seed michigan plays third seed oregon in the west region. in boston yesterday a group representing lgbt veterans heard loud cheers during the st.
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paddy's day veterans' day pa rachld organizers banned and reinstated vets days before the parade. its members marched with the military and rainbow flags. >> to be able to think about the men and women who serve this country under adverse conditions not only on the battlefield but also from a social justice stand point, this is just amazing for us. >> the 116th annual event was shortened due to the threat of snow. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, cinco de mayo parade is scrapped over immigration fears. plus a capsule splashes down to earth. and later on "cbs this morning," an exclusive interview with comedian dave chappelle. >> good to be here. it's the first episode. sketch comedy? you all ready to see some sketches? >> do you miss the chappelle's
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organizers say they fear federal officers would target attendees. the "los angeles times" reports the firing of a waiter who asked latinas for proof of residency before they could be served. one of the four women complained in social media posts. the upscale restaurant in huntington beach apresponded by apologizing and donating to a group. the nonprofit group says it's received over $100,000 since the president's budget was issued thursday. the budget would cut block grants that help the group's local outlets. "the new york times" reflects on the color career of columnist jimmy breslin. the big apple was his biggest passion, once prompting him to run for city council. >> whatever life i've had, i owe to this city.
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breslin said rage drove his writing. the best selling author died yet in his manhattan city home. he was 88 years old. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that a 49ders star had lou gehrig's disease. he had a touchdown catch that put them in the 1982 super bowl. still ahead, stephen hawking gets set to blast off. he's been invited on a trip of a lifetime as a space tourist.
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the 75-year-old hawking said he immediately accepted a seat when branson offered him a seat. on the "cbs moneywatch," cyber breach at saks and uber's president resigns. good morning. good morning, anne-marie. investors are waiting to see if the president's economic blueprint like corporate tax breaks is enacted. yesterday the dow gained 10 points, the s&p gained 5 points and the nasdaq gained 30 points higher. security breached security information of customers online. e-mail addresses and phone numbers were visible on the saks website. hudson bay, the company that own's saks says they're working
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quickly to resolve the situation. the president of uber resigned. jeff jones joined ub never september. last week the company announced it was going to hire a chief operating officer who can help write the next chapter including allegations that it ignores sexual harassment. he what guided my career are inconsistent with what i saw with my career. for $1,500 a month the programcovers ownership costs and lets owners trade in cadillacs up to 18 time as year. they're trying to attract young buyers who are attracted to european bounds. and "beauty & the beast" was the big box office release this weekend earning $170 million in north american box office sales.
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ing. >> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ rescue me take me in your arms ♪ a chance meeting amid the katrina disaster forged a lifelong friendship. he rescued her when she was 3 years old from her new orleans home. more than a decade later she asked him to escort her to her
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military ball in mississippi. >> we talk every day and see each other as much as possible. >> she says his heroism inspired her to seek a military career. aid workers are risking their own lives to save them. scott pelley reports from south sudan. >> reporter: it can cost $150 to deliver one bag by plane, but as little as $21 by boat. it is more dangerous, but sean hughes who showed us the wfp's operation says his budget is falling far behind. >> right now food assistance is the only thing that stands between hundreds of thousands of people and absolute catastrophe. there are 4.8 million people across this country who are very
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much food-insecure and needing assistance. we're reaching on a monthly basis justover 2 million. >> you're reaching half the people who are in need. >> yes. >> half until the war intervenes. that was the world food program warehouse filling up for the emergency, but a week after we were there, a militia lootsed everything. $20 million in food and vehicles gone. several humanitarian organizations think of south sudan as too dangerous a place to work. >> there's certainly risks. there are a lot of risks. i personally lost colleagues for wfp while i've been working here. >> and yet it's worth it to press on. >> there are millions depending on us, we'll do whatever maegss we can to keep of stour safe. coming up after the "morning
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learn more about our treatment options at appointments available now. our top story this morning, fbi director james comey is expected to testify before the intelligence house committee today. he's expected to address president trump's claims that the obama administration wiretapped trump tower. the committee holds its first public committee meeting today at the national committee. and confirmation hearings continue for supreme kourtd nominee neil gorsuch. if confirmed by the senate he would replace justice antonin scalia preserving a 5/4 ben torch the court. they'll argue gorsuch is qualified but not independent of the president. tony dokoupil has a preview of what to expect from judge gorsuch and today's hearing.
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>> reporter: judge kneel gore sich has been. >> i will do all in my power. >> while supporters of the kog appeals kourtd say he's calm and reasonable his confirmations may be anything but. gorsuch himself has criticized the confirmation hearing itself as a food fight. starting monday senator al franken and as many as 19 others on the judiciary committee will get to grill gorsuch who would fill a vacancy of more than a year ago of judge antonin scalia. >> i look forward to meeting with members from both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: gorsuch has degrees from the colleges. robin ef rinne is a professor at
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brooklyn law school. >> does it undercut the authority of the court which is not supposed to be a partisan body. >> just because the president's nominated him and the senate might have thought about it as a political seat doesn't mean the just thames, him or herself, has to act in that way. >> chuck grassley says he expects president trump's nominee to be sworn in sometime in april. >> i think he's going be an outstanding member of the supreme court. >> reporter: but if the battle turns angry and partisan, it could take much longer. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news only on "cbs this morning," comedian dave chappelle sits town with gayle. >> dave, you tell jokes, everything from race to politics. do you worry about crossing the line or is there a line you won't cross? >> although i can see that in
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recent years that seat has been occupied by mexicans and i dare say arabs. and we the black americans would like to thank you both for your sack rice rhode island fies and yo sacrifice and your struggles. >> i think a lot of it has to do with intent. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. e i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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breaking news, police are investigating a murder in the logan section, this happened just about an hour ago. new video back from the scene, we'll tell you what authority know about the case at this early hour. septa subway brawl. authorities are searching for six of people believed to be involved that brutal beating underground. we'll tell you how the fight began. >> and sunny start to spring, katie says, we're in for roller coaster ride of temperatures this week which may include highs, get this, in the 60s. sounds good to me. today is monday march 20th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. checking weather and traffic with katie and meisha. >> today is the first day every spring. >> thought the day would never come. >> right when i heard 60s, i thought help me, i can't even stands it any more. good morning, everyone, looking outside rightow


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